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Who’s That Scientist?

Illustrator Chay Hawes created these images of sixteen well-known scientists from history. How many can you name? See a larger version at his website. Chay will post the answers later, so you can guess without the temptation to peek. Link

Can You Really Go Blind Staring at a Solar Eclipse?

¬© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS Eclipse mania is gripping the western part of the U.S. Should the wide-eyed and unprotected hazard a peek? NASA doesn’t advise it. The truth is, a quick glance at a solar eclipse won’t leave you blind. But you’re not doing your peepers any favors. As NASA explains, even when 99 percent of the [...]

Cheating Fail

Busted! If you’re gonna peek at someone else’s answers, make sure the numbers line up. Or better yet, study a little and get your own grades. Link

Titanic Shower Curtain

Titanic Shower Curtain | $15.95 Ahoy there! Going down? Do it in style while showering up with this Titanic Shower Curtain designed by Jan Habraken, available at the¬†NeatoShop. Install it in your bathroom and see how many people “get” it. Even if they don’t, it still looks cool! This PVC-free shower curtain is made from 100% [...]

The Amazing Entries For Bit-Tech’s Mod Of The Year Contest

Man, if my Wii looked like this, I wouldn’t want to throw it across the room every time it misreads a disc! Just kidding, I would still want to toss it, but if it looked as cool as this entry into Bit-Tech’s Mod Of The Year Contest, or any of the other amazing entries for [...]

Visions of Earth

(YouTube link) Here you get a sneak peek at National Geographic’s new book Visions of Earth. The focus is on photography, but there are plenty of facts and information about our world. Link -Thanks, Carrie!

Mental Breakdown: Is Virginia for Lovers?

Here’s another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free issue! [Click to enlarge] See Also: Mad Scientist of the Month: Who’s Afraid of Taylor Wilson?

The Donald Duck Family Tree

Disney dorks like me will find this peek at Donald Duck’s lineage fascinating. Drawn by comic artist Don Rosa, it first appeared in “Walt Disney’s Comics (and Stories)” in 1995. It gives us a peek at little-known characters like “Sir Swamphole McDuck” and “Humperdink Duck.” What’s up with the mystery around Huey, Dewie and Louie’s [...]

Storm Trooper’s Desktop

Graphic designer Matt Chase got a peek into the life of a Storm Trooper by taking screenshots of his desktop. This one is just email. See the other windows at the post. Link -Thanks, Nicholas!

The Late Movies: Savants

After last week’s post on Flo and Kay, the world’s only female autistic savant identical twins, I’ve been really interested in savants and all the amazing things they can do. So I dug up some videos that demonstrate savants’ abilities, and hopefully you’ll find them as impressive as I do. This is the amazing story of [...]